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Therapy and Counseling Services

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt. 0 or email

The CAC’s outpatient clinic provides cognitive behavior therapy for people of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders. They also offer family therapy and social skills training (group and individual). Staff: Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience who specializes in counseling and therapy for kids and adults with ASD.

Location: 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100, Chattanooga TN, 37404
Phone: 423-531-6961

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute offers Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, and Individual Therapy services by our psychology team consisting of Child Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) and Registered Behavioral Therapists (RBTs) and a Social Worker.


Ages Served: Birth - 11 years
Referral: Internal Patients Only (Patients receiving these services are referred from the ASCI physicians)
Location: 1201 Burleyson Rd Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 226-8900

In the Ascending Scales music therapy program, music is utilized in a variety of evidence-based interventions to develop non-musical goals. These goals may be used to address communication, socialization, fine and gross motor skills, sensory integration, attention span, behavior regulation, and emotional recognition and expression.  All interventions are individualized and based on ongoing assessments and evidence-based music therapy practices. Interventions may involve playing instruments, moving to music, actively listening, playing musical games, and/or writing songs.  Participants in the Ascending Scales music therapy program and their families will receive regular updates regarding progress toward goals, as well as interventions to practice at home in order to build on the skills addressed during the music therapy session.  

Ages Served: All ages welcome


Address: 1400 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 

Dr. Crittendon is a licensed clinical psychologist, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and the head of the Autism Center for Children. Her specialty is infant-toddler diagnostic early intervention with children diagnosed with autism. She sees patients up to 3 years of age. She does take most major insurances and also GA Wellcare and she also does assessments. 


Address: 429 Creekstone Ridge, Woodstock GA, 30188

Phone: (678) 996-4998

Camelot Care Centers provides the following services:

  • Home-based Intensive Counseling: This is provided to families struggling with behavioral, emotional and psychological needs such as depression and anxiety, defiant/disruptive behaviors, and social skills building. Counseling usually involves multiple visits per week by the family counselor to the home.

  • Outpatient Therapy: Clinicians provide therapy designed to assist individuals, couples, parents, and families in dealing with the difficulties that are faced in daily life. Can help children who are on the Autism Spectrum who may need support with social skills training.

  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Trauma Treatment: Counselors help families work through issues related to alcohol and drug abuse or traumas.

  • Group Therapy: Therapists offer support for those who otherwise believe they are alone in their struggles. Group therapy counselors are trained in trauma, informed care, and mental health issues, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral treatment.

Ages Served: 3 years up through adults
In-network Insurance: TennCare, BlueCare, Amerigroup, Humana (IOP only), and Value Options.
Counties Served: Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Bledsoe, Marion, Sequatchie, Polk, and Rhea.
Location: 3917 Volunteer Dr. Ste. 121, Chattanooga, TN, 37416

Centerstone has locations in Chattanooga and Cleveland TN. They offer services such as, medicine management, counseling, psychiatric care, for children and adults, as well as other services.  They offer outpatient therapy for children and adults. They have a psychiatric nurse practitioner who can prescribe psychiatric medication. They have Health Link (case management services) and community based services such as school-based and intensive-in-home therapy (CCFT) and they have a psychosocial program.


Location: 6110 Shallowford Road, Suite B, Chattanooga, TN 37421

More locations:
Phone: (423) 499-1031 (Main) For Initial Appointments:  (888) 291-4357


Services include:

- Mental & Substance Abuse Services

- Ages 18 and older Individual & Groups skills training lasting 1-12 weeks

- Comprehensive Assessments

- Parent Training

_Case Management / Behavior Coaching

- Ages 18 and older with specialization in Geriatric Populations

- 8 week programs

- Wellness Support Groups

Location: 715 Peachtree Street North East, Suite 100-200-#3895 Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 770-580-4116



Dr. Jason Steadman, Psy.D., ABPP is a board-certified developmental and clinical child psychologist who provides treatment and evaluations for pediatric patients and their families, including services for anxiety, depression, autism, trauma, feeding problems, adoption, traumatic brain injury, and many others. He also provides comprehensive developmental evaluations including autism assessments. He currently accepts AETNA, BCBS, Tricare, Healthscope, and EHN.

Ages served: Children 

Web address:

Location: 3328 Jenkins Road, Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 825-4040


Dr. Paul Long provides Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Phone: (423) 899-5081.

Location: 6400 Lee Hwy, Suite 110, Chattanooga, TN 37421


Hayley provides individual therapy and has experience working with autism, parents/caregivers of individuals with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, complex childhoods and life experiences, trauma, personality disorders, and more. Hayley uses a mix of psychodynamic therapy (to help process the past), as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to process the new and create new life changes. 

You can find Hayley on Psychology Today.

Ages served: 14 and older.

Insurance: Aetna & Cigna

Self Pay option available

Referral: none needed


Psychology today:

Location: 2120 Northgate Park # 201, Chattanooga, TN 37415

Phone: (423) 870-5647

Health Connect's Intensive In-Home Services provide trauma-informed mental health services to at-risk children, adolescents, and families, including those with significant behavior challenges. In-Home services can include, but are not limited to: crisis intervention and treatment, individual and family counseling, communication skills, case management activities, and coordination with other services. Intensive In-Home Services are provided three times per week for 4-16 weeks. This program serves families with children ages 3-18. Click here for more information.


Outpatient Mental Health Services offer support and treatment to individuals who are experiencing mental health symptoms, including those with co-occurring disorders. This program is created to be strength-focused and recovery-oriented. They offer treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. Click here for more information.

Ages served: 3-18 years for Intensive In-Home program, all ages for outpatient counseling

Referral: Needed. Can be made online or in person

Web address:

Location: 2115 Chapman Rd #115, Chattanooga, TN 37421 (other locations across the southeastern USA)

Phone: 615-567-6726


The following therapeutic services are provided:

  • Outpatient Mental Health Services for Children and Adults – These are provided for individuals with a mental health diagnosis who have significant impairment in functioning. These therapy sessions are tailored to the needs of the client. TennCare, Cover Kids, and most Commercial Insurance Policies are accepted.

  • Outpatient Therapy Services at Red Bank High School – Provides school-based mental health services at Red Bank High School. This is for children/youth residing in the Red Bank community. Clients do not have to attend Red Bank High School and can meet with the therapist after school hours at RBH.

  • Trauma Informed Counseling Services – A Trauma Informed Therapist provides individual trauma informed psychotherapy to clients aged 3-21 who have had a traumatic experience..


Location: 509 South Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: 423-756-1295

The Henegar Counseling Center offers a broad range of counseling and psychological services to the Chattanooga community. Services include individual and group therapy, psychological evaluations, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, and more. Henegar Counseling Center accepts most major insurance policies. Their staff are trained to help with the following:


  • Anxiety and Depression

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Child and Adolescent Issues

  • Life Coaching

  • Marriage, Family, and Parenting

  • Other Relationship Challenges

  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation

  • Self-Esteem

  • Click Here for Full List


Phone: (423)756.2894
Location: 1815 McCallie Avenue,  Chattanooga

Journey Psychotherapy Center has 17 clinicians in Chattanooga and 4 in Cleveland who provide therapy/counseling services for individuals ages 2 through adults who need support with a variety of mental health issues. We also serve couples, groups, and families. Several of our clinicians have years of experience providing therapy for Autistic individuals and utilize a variety of therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Floortime/DIR Model. Hannah Holtcamp, M.A. provides Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children ages 2-9 and their families. Dr. Ashley Howell specializes in anxiety disorders, including OCD. Karen Chambless, M.A. has significant experience with Autistic and anxious young adults. Some of Journey's licensed clinicians accept BCBS for therapy, and our cash pay rates are based on household income and education/experience of the clinician. Journey Psychotherapy Center celebrates and affirms neurodiversity and the entire gender and sexuality spectrum. 

Ages served: 2 - adults 

Referral: None needed

Web address:


Chattanooga Office: 5721 Marlin Rd Suite #3800, Chattanooga, TN 37411

Cleveland Office: 393 Broad St NW #202, Cleveland, TN 37311

Assessment link:

Therapy link:  (They also treat depression, trauma, anxiety, etc...)

Phone: (423) 521-5678

The Mental Health Cooperative (MHC), a local non-profit, serves children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with emotional/behavioral issues as well as Autism Spectrum challenges.  MHC provides:


  • Evidence-based Psychotherapy

  • Child & Adult Psychiatry (board certified psychiatrists for children and adults)

  • Community based Care Management (home/school/court)

  • “Walk Right In Admissions” or call for appointment

  • Assistance with housing, food, clothing, budgeting, school consultation, eligibility benefits, court assistance, etc.  

  • Intensive Services for those needing a higher level of care in the home


MHC welcomes all TennCare plans and has full service sites in Chattanooga and Cleveland. 

MHC also has therapists located in many schools in Hamilton and McMinn Counties as well as these primary care offices: Cleveland Pediatrics, Erlanger Dodson Clinic, Galen Med/Peds, Bradley-Polk Medical Center, Soddy Daisy Family Care.

To make a referral: (423) 697-5953 or toll free (866) 816-0433


Contact: Kara Coleman, (423) 697-5952

Address: 801 Holtzclaw Ave. Ste. 101, Chattanooga, TN, 37404


The Omni Family of Services provides comprehensive behavioral health services using evidence-based models that are driven by outcomes to bring hope and healing to children, families, and adults. Our trauma competent care approach is designed to acknowledge life’s adversities, honor resiliency, and empower clients to find the next step in their ongoing journey to healing.

Services include: 

  • FITT (Family Intervention Treatment Team) which is a community-based/in home program serving clients at a frequency up to 5 days per week

  • Outpatient therapy (individual, families, and group)

  • Medication management

  • TN Healthlink which is a supportive care coordination service

Ages served: All ages

Accepted form of payment: Medicaid (TN Care), Medicare, Sliding Scale and Self Pay


Location: offices located in Chattanooga, Dayton, Athens, and Cleveland

Chattanooga Office Contact: Amy Irvin

1635 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37408
Phone: (423) 207-4712

Family Focused Solutions provides counseling services to Tennessee's Families First participants. Through a strengths-based, 2 generational, and trauma informed approach, our five Masters level counselors empower clients for occupational, relational, and emotional success. We provide individual counseling, family counseling, parenting classes, life skills training, FLEX (Forming Lasting Employment Skills), self-advocacy training and case management to address these barriers that prevent self-sufficiency. Working within the Department of Human Services of nine surrounding counties our ultimate goal is to partner with Tennessee families to empower them towards sustainability and improved quality of life.


*This service is only available to Families First recipients.*

To apply for Families First Benefits, please contact your local DHS office to see if you qualify.

Family Assistance Service Center : 1-866-311-4287
or in the Nashville area: (615) 743-2000
Calls are answered 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday - Friday.


This program utilizes five Masters level counselors throughout Hamilton, Bradley, Polk, Marion, McMinn, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea, and Meigs Counties.  Our counselors work with our clients within each county's DHS office.  In Hamilton County, we also provide services at the Crisis Resource Center, as well as the Maximus Employment Management site. 

Contact: Miranda Keplinger, M.A., FFS Assistant Director at 423.478-6740



Areas of specialty include evaluation and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, child behavioral disorders (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder); Oppositional/Defiant Disorder (ODD), trauma, anxiety, learning disorders, and neurocognitive deficits.

Phone: (404) 796-7777

Address: 750 Hammond Drive, Building 10, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, 30328


Provides Evidence and Faith based counseling services for adults, adolescents, children, family, marital, and premarital. In-network with AccessOne EAP, Alliant, AmeriGroup, BSBC, BlueCare, Cigna, Cover TN, Humana, Life Synch, Megellan, Tricare, United Health Care, Value Options, and a few others. 


Location: 6727 Heritage Business Court, Suite 720, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: 423-682-7203


Provides individual, couples, and counseling from a distance. They all use a thought-based approach to counseling to help identify barriers and ulitimately, help people learn new ways of dealing with their individual barriers. Rates may vary by session lenth. Initial intakes are $200 and genreally, regular sessions are from $100-150 per hour. 


Ages Served: Children, Adolescents 

Phone: (706) 383-7290

Location: 119 N 6th Ave, Chatsworth, GA 30705



TN Voices is a statewide and national source of referral, support, and advocacy for families and the systems that serve them. They have a large section of parent training options! TNV has reached more than 50,000 parents / caregivers, family members, and professionals. 


TN Voices offers Counseling/Therapy services for kids, teens/young adults, adults, and families. Therapy can be extremely helpful for anyone struggling with emotional difficulties, mental health concerns, academic challenges for students, or even just life challenges. They provide counseling services for children (4+), adolescents, young adults, parents, caregivers, and families.

Phone: (800)-670-9882

Outpatient Therapy Options:

Victoria Davidson specializes in play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they are unable to do so verbally. Through play therapy, children can communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways to relate to others. Although beneficial to everyone, play therapy is especially appropriate for children ages 3 through 12. Children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, stressful experiences, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters benefit from play therapy.

Educational Experience: MSSW – University of Tennessee Knoxville, Social Work, 1999
Areas of Interest:

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Encouragement

  • Foster Care/Adoptions

  • Child Abuse/Neglect

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Sexual Abuse

  • ADHD

Insurance accepted: Aetna, BCBS, BlueCare, Cigna, UBH, Value Options, Tri-Care, Americhoice, Humana and others.

Location: 3085 S. Broad Street, Suite H, Chattanooga, TN 37408
Office: 423-752-5207
Cell: 423-314-5276

Provides Family Counseling and Individual Counseling for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In network with BlueCare, TriCare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Empire BC, Magellan Behavioral, Medicare.


Phone: 423-212-4580


Location: 515 Tremont Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404

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